· August, 2007

Stories about Ideas from August, 2007

Bahamas: Government Responsibility?

  23 August 2007

Sidney Sweeting, writing at WeblogBahamas.com, thinks Bahamians need to understand “where their own responsibilities end and the Government's responsibility begins or vice versa.”

Jamaica: Media Emergency?

  22 August 2007

“I am a big supporter of the media and their freedom of speech. I do believe in the public’s right to know. However, I don’t know that the media has some emergency rights giving them free reign over the roads.” Beyondbee wonders what constitutes a “media emergency”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Faith and Tolerance

  22 August 2007

Caribbean Free Radio refers to an article by Nilanjana S. Roy to make a point about tolerance – religious and otherwise – and puts in her two cents’ worth about Trinidad & Tobago's 2007/2008 Budget.

Jamaica: Only Kindess Matters

  22 August 2007

“A friend of mine saw the hunger in my eyes after the hurricane…and she gave me what she had, two starburst in an easy to open mini pack.” Nuff Conscious Ramblings And Perspectives never underestimates an act of kindness, while Yardflex.com says: “Solidarity in its best form is what the...

Jamaica: Visionary?

  22 August 2007

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle explores the elements that make vision statements work…or not.

Cuba: Visit to Cuba

  22 August 2007

“In the end, despite all of Cuba's festering sores, I embraced the country like no other before. It was an odd feeling…I knew I could never live in the country, but yet, I was sincerely heartbroken to say goodbye.” American Katie Mustard shares her impressions of Cuba.

Barbados: Embracing Africa

  22 August 2007

Barbados is the venue for an African Diaspora conference that starts tomorrow – Caribbean Comment is all for the region forging links with Africa, but says: “Whatever we in the Caribbean may want to try, we will need to remember that African countries also have their own agendas.”

Bahamas: Customer Service from Customs?

  22 August 2007

“It is well known that 50% to 60% of the Bahamas Government Revenue is from Customs/Import duty.” Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders why this does not translate into better customer service.

Blogging for democracy around the world

  22 August 2007

Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and China to meet with bloggers.

Taiwan: The Gentrification of Shih-Da night market

  22 August 2007

Shih-Da night market is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei. (“Shih-Da”(師大) is the abbreviation of National Taiwan Normal University(國立台灣師範大學) in Chinese. The night market is right next to the university.) Its own exotic character is quite different from other night markets. This is because, for decades, many...

Trinidad & Tobago: Marketing 101

  21 August 2007

“People Don't Like Marketing and Advertising. They like products, they like services, and given half a chance they will find the products and services that they want without being beaten to death by wasted time on commercials on radio and television”, says KnowProSE.com – but don't shoot him, he's just...

Bermuda: The Politics of Facebook

  21 August 2007

Thanks to Facebook, Paradise Found is “friends with the two most politically influential people in Bemuda” and shares his thoughts on this new political tool.

Barbados: What Blogging is About

  21 August 2007

“Blogs tend to respond quite fast to events as they develop…they seem to…fill a number of gaps in supplying information. I was fascinated to see what has happened to this site over the past week, as the hurricane season got a full head of steam.” Dennis Jones at Living in...

Bahamas, Haiti: Illegal Immmigration

  21 August 2007

Rick Lowe, writing at WeblogBahamas.com, features an article by the late Dr. Julian Simon to make a point about what should be done regarding the Bahamas’ illegal immigration issue.

Bahamas: The Value of Culture

  21 August 2007

An international take on a Bahamian song leads Nicolette Bethel to muse about “the general dismissal of culture in general (and, by extension, of our culture in particular)”, stating; “most of us…are missing the point when it comes to cultural discussions.”

Barbados, Cuba: Castro Rumours

  20 August 2007

According to Barbados Free Press, the blogosphere is “going wild on ‘Castro Dead’ rumour”, while Blog For Cuba says, “If you want us to believe he's alive, prove it.”

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